Application Guidelines

There is a maximum of one application per student. Enter your best research paper or project!

Applications must include the following pieces. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  1. A 600-800 word essay describing your research strategies and use of library resources and services. Detailed instructions for the essay are included in the application packet. Both the essay requirements and the evaluation rubric that the judges will use are available on the web site.
  2. A 250-500 word summary or a three-page sample of your paper/project.
  3. A complete works cited list, reference list, or bibliography in APA, MLA, Chicago, or other recognized style.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail when your application is successfully uploaded.

The application period for the 2018-2019 contest has concluded. Applications for the 2019-2020 contest will begin again in the fall.

Please contact Taylor Greene at or (714) 532-7782 with any questions.